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Marcel Guineas Bound

Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Unbeaten Melbourne 2YO Marcel From Madrid will be aimed at the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in the spring. The Simon Zahra & Matthew Ellerton-trained gelding was last seen extending his unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts when powering to a stylish win in the Gr3 National Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in May. "He has only been back in work at the stable for a fortnight so he's still a fair way off where he needs to be," co-trainer Simon Zahra told racenet. "He's in terrific shape. He looks a bit hairy but he looks well and his work has been good." Zahra added: "He's a month away from racing but we'll have a crack at the Caulfield Guineas but if he shows he's not going to relax in his races, we could freshen him up for the Coolmore Stud Stakes." By Darley's former champion Australian colt Sepoy, Marcel Madrid is out of the stakes-placed mare Lipari (Redoute's Choice) making him a half-brother to Gr1 Australian Derby winner Levendi.

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